Dr. Francesco Galietti

Senior Fellow

Short biography

Francesco Galietti is a non-market risk strategist.

Francesco is an adjunct professor of political risk analysis and strategic scenarios at LUISS University in Rome, Italy. Since 2012, Francesco has also been a research affiliate with SovereigNET, a centre of the Fletcher School in Boston, US, dedicated to sovereign wealth. Francesco is a prolific author and his opinions are regularly featured in mainstream international media, such as the FT, The Economist, Guardian, Times of London, Telegraph, Asia Times, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC, CNN, CNBC, DPA, AFP.

Francesco is the co-founder and CEO of Policy Sonar, a Rome-based consultancy specializing in scenarios analysis, non-market risk strategies and management. As the firm's CEO, he advises corporate executives, investment managers, diplomats, and NGOs. Francesco is also the representative for Italy of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.

He is currently a board member of Istituto Bruno Leoni, a libertarian think tank. Earlier in his career, he was a senior advisor at the Italian Ministry of Finance and consulted with the task force on sovereign wealth funds at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Francesco earned a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He is an Italian CFA holder, and speaks Italian, German, English and French.

He is married and lives with his wife and three kids in Rome, Italy.